Malaysia

  • Zuraida makes better pay for ‘unsung’ firemen part of first-year targets as local govt minister

    19 hours ago

    Zuraida makes better pay for ‘unsung’ firemen part of first-year targets as local govt minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — In her first term as housing and local government minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin plans to raise firefighters’ salaries in recognition of their service....

  • Trail goes cold in search for missing Bangi boy

    16 hours ago

    Trail goes cold in search for missing Bangi boy

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — The police have not found any new leads on eight-year-old Muhammad Zahiruddin, who went missing in Bandar Seri Putra, Bangi, near...

  • Perak MB: Companies interested in forest farm projects must hold RM200,000 in capital

    17 hours ago

    Perak MB: Companies interested in forest farm projects must hold RM200,000 in capital

    IPOH, April 23 — The state Forestry Department is in the process of refining its standard operating procedure and guidelines to ensure forest farm development projects in the...

  • Under fire, Ramasamy calls Bersatu ‘comrades’, insists issue just matriculation intake

    20 hours ago

    Under fire, Ramasamy calls Bersatu ‘comrades’, insists issue just matriculation intake

    GEORGE TOWN, April 23 — Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy today sought to repair ties with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, just a day after he likened the party to...

  • Legal community slams Arun Kasi’s 30-day jail term, fine

    17 hours ago

    Legal community slams Arun Kasi’s 30-day jail term, fine

    PETALING JAYA, April 23 — The Federal Court’s decision to impose a prison sentence on lawyer Arun Kasi for contempt of court has drawn criticism from the legal community as...

  • Perak MB: State govt had to dig Perak Corporation Berhad out of financial hole

    18 hours ago

    Perak MB: State govt had to dig Perak Corporation Berhad out of financial hole

    IPOH, April 23 — Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu today said the state government came to the rescue of debt-riddled Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) to help...

  • PKR Youth moots opening matriculation to all B40 students while DAP counterpart wants 7,000 new spots exclusively for top non-Bumi scholars

    20 hours ago

    PKR Youth moots opening matriculation to all B40 students while DAP counterpart wants 7,000 new spots exclusively for top non-Bumi scholars

    GEORGE TOWN, April 23 — The government should remove the racial restriction for lower-income students seeking to enter the matriculation programme, a PKR Youth leader suggested...

  • Perak MB says unfazed by exco members criticising his leadership

    18 hours ago

    Perak MB says unfazed by exco members criticising his leadership

    IPOH, April 23 — Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu is unperturbed by criticism leveled against his administration by members of his own state executive committee...

  • Mujahid: ‘Fire risk’ tahfiz centres to get upgrade

    16 hours ago

    Mujahid: ‘Fire risk’ tahfiz centres to get upgrade

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — A total of 495 registered tahfiz centres categorised as fire risks will be upgraded using the RM50 million allocation announced in the 2019...

  • Missing Gopeng runner: Police confirm human bone fragments found near Gua Kandu

    19 hours ago

    Missing Gopeng runner: Police confirm human bone fragments found near Gua Kandu

    KAMPAR, April 23 — The bone fragments found in the Gua Kandu area in Gopeng last Saturday have been confirmed to be human bones, police said today. Kampar District Police chief...

  • Climate change minister declares war on plastic waste smugglers after container-loads found in Klang

    20 hours ago

    Climate change minister declares war on plastic waste smugglers after container-loads found in Klang

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry will launch a “full force” crackdown on illegal plastic waste, Yeo Bee Yin...

  • Bersih 2.0: Seven by-elections, 1,000 offences, so what are cops, AGC doing about it?

    21 hours ago

    Bersih 2.0: Seven by-elections, 1,000 offences, so what are cops, AGC doing about it?

    PETALING JAYA, April 23 — Authorities must state the actions they are taking in response to a reported 1,000 electoral offences in seven by-elections by Bersih 2.0 since GE14,...

  • Adib inquest: Court rejects application to recall two forensic experts

    19 hours ago

    Adib inquest: Court rejects application to recall two forensic experts

    SHAH ALAM, April 23 — The Coroner’s Court here today dismissed the application by the prosecution to recall two expert witnesses in the inquest into the death of fireman...

  • Deputy minister: Finance Ministry, Bank Negara did not issue conflicting data on govt debt

    18 hours ago

    Deputy minister: Finance Ministry, Bank Negara did not issue conflicting data on govt debt

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — The Finance Ministry (MOF) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) did not release conflicting data on the Federal Government’s direct debt, says...

  • 30 day’s jail, RM40,000 fine for lawyer Arun Kasi over contempt of court

    21 hours ago

    30 day’s jail, RM40,000 fine for lawyer Arun Kasi over contempt of court

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — Lawyer Arun Kasi has been sentenced to a 30-day jail term after he committed contempt of court for making disrespectful remarks online regarding a court...

  • Transport minister to push for ECRL station in Nilai

    19 hours ago

    Transport minister to push for ECRL station in Nilai

    SEREMBAN, April 23 — Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today he will strive to have a station of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) in Nilai near here. The station can help...

  • 4,500 acres of land for China company in new ECRL deal? Not true, says finance minister

    23 hours ago

    4,500 acres of land for China company in new ECRL deal? Not true, says finance minister

    PUTRAJAYA, April 23 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today denied a claim that 4,500 acres of land will be given for free to a China-owned company in the new East Coast Rail Link...

  • Najib's RM42m SRC trial to go into overtime after related bid to disqualify Sri Ram as prosecutor drags on

    22 hours ago

    Najib's RM42m SRC trial to go into overtime after related bid to disqualify Sri Ram as prosecutor drags on

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak's corruption trial over RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd trial will extend past 5pm today after his defence team...

  • Ex-Sabah Umno rep sues army general, dailies over reports of ‘arrest’ for suspected armed intrusion

    20 hours ago

    Ex-Sabah Umno rep sues army general, dailies over reports of ‘arrest’ for suspected armed intrusion

    KOTA KINABALU, April 23 — Former Umno state assistant minister Datuk Ramlee Marahaban is suing the State army general for defamation after the latter issued a statement and...

  • Wisma Putra: No reports of Malaysians hurt in 6.5-magnitude quake in south Philippines

    20 hours ago

    Wisma Putra: No reports of Malaysians hurt in 6.5-magnitude quake in south Philippines

    PUTRAJAYA, April 23 — The Foreign Ministry, Wisma Putra, said today there has been no report of any Malaysian affected by the earthquake that struck the main island of Luzon in...

  • Will BN back Sandakan Opposition candidate? It depends on who it is, says MCA chief

    21 hours ago

    Will BN back Sandakan Opposition candidate? It depends on who it is, says MCA chief

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — Barisan Nasional’s (BN) support for the Sabah Opposition in the Sandakan parliamentary by-election will depend on which candidate is named as the...

  • Perak govt to downsize civil service in phases

    21 hours ago

    Perak govt to downsize civil service in phases

    IPOH, April 23 — The state government will control the size of the civil service in phases beginning from 2019 until 2021, as proposed by the federal government. Perak Health,...

  • Penang Bersatu: We’re not like Umno just because we back 90pc Bumi intake policy

    21 hours ago

    Penang Bersatu: We’re not like Umno just because we back 90pc Bumi intake policy

    GEORGE TOWN, April 23 — Penang Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has voiced its support for the Education Ministry’s decision to maintain the intake policy of 90 per...

  • Lost and found: Stolen Bukit Aman narcotic chief's car discovered in Teluk Intan

    21 hours ago

    Lost and found: Stolen Bukit Aman narcotic chief's car discovered in Teluk Intan

    IPOH, April 23 ― The black multi-purpose vehicle belonging to Bukit Aman Narcotic Crimes Investigation Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh that was reported...

  • Govt will service 1MDB’s debt obligation, says Guan Eng

    21 hours ago

    Govt will service 1MDB’s debt obligation, says Guan Eng

    PUTRAJAYA, April 23 ― Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has given his assurance that the government will service all debt obligations related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)....

  • Govt inks RM2.7b deal with BHC to supply trains, refurbish Kelana Jaya LRT line

    22 hours ago

    Govt inks RM2.7b deal with BHC to supply trains, refurbish Kelana Jaya LRT line

    PUTRAJAYA, April 23 — The government has signed two contracts worth RM 2.17 billion with Bombardier Hartasuma Consortium (BHC) to supply and refurbish trains for the light rail...

  • Lack of male teachers in Perak a problem, says state exco

    22 hours ago

    Lack of male teachers in Perak a problem, says state exco

    IPOH, April 23 — Schools in Perak, especially primary schools, need more male teachers, the state legislative assembly was told today. Perak Education, Technology, Science and...

  • Cybercriminals scammed Malaysians of RM67.6m in Q1 2019, new ministry data reveals

    22 hours ago

    Cybercriminals scammed Malaysians of RM67.6m in Q1 2019, new ministry data reveals

    LABUAN, April 23 — Cybercrimes involving losses of RM67.6 million in 2,207 cases were reported in the first three months of this year, according to a senior officer of the...

  • Perak DAP vice-chair Aziz Bari insists party not planning to topple MB

    23 hours ago

    Perak DAP vice-chair Aziz Bari insists party not planning to topple MB

    IPOH, April 23 — Under fire over a press interview, Perak DAP vice-chairman Abdul Aziz Bari said his party is not out to bring down Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu....

  • Jail, caning for Malaysian who molested girl in Singapore after following her home

    23 hours ago

    Jail, caning for Malaysian who molested girl in Singapore after following her home

    SINGAPORE, April 23 — He spotted the girl, then 18, when he boarded the train at Pasir Ris MRT Station. He then followed her at a distance throughout her hour-long journey and...